Welcome to the Center for European Renewal.

The Center for European Renewal is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, educational and cultural organisation dedicated to promoting and protecting the Western ideal of a civilised, humane, and free society.  We wish to renew the spirit of Europe.

On this website you can learn more about our mission, the principles that guide us, the network of European partners who work with us, upcoming and recent events, and ways in which you can support our ongoing work.  You can also sign up to regularly receive an electronic version of our bi-annual magazine, The European Conservative.

Recent News

2015 Meeting

The 10th Annual Vanenburg will be held on July 3-4. Rémi Brague will be the keynote speaker. More details coming soon. 

Summer 2014 Edition of The European Conservative

The tenth issue of The European Conservative is now available.  Clicking on the image of the cover to the right will initiate a download of the .pdf file (2 MB).  (Full-colour hard copies are made available exclusively at our annual meeting; but you can purchase the current issue, as well as some back issues, by sending a request to editor@europeanconservative.com.) 

This new edition -- commemorating the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie, and the start of the First World War -- includes a 'Guest Commentary' by Eduard Habsburg, communications manager for the Habsburg family in Austria.  Additional reflections on 'a century of terror' are offered by former Thatcher adviser Robin Harris and British diplomat Robert Cooper. 

Other articles include French and Hungarian reflections on the recent European Parliament elections;  a consideration of EU threats to parental rights by Roger Kiska of Alliance Defending Freedom; a philosophical consideration of the 'politics of nostalgia' by Edmund Waldstein, a Cistercian at Stift Heiligenkreuz; a tribute to the Italian man of letters, Eugenio Corti, by Thomas Fleming; and newly edited versions of essays by Roger Scruton, Filip Mazurczak, Grover Norquist, and Lorenzo Montanari.

For more information about The European Conservative, or to find out how to contribute articles, essays, book reviews, or how to make a donation, contact:  editor@europeanconservative.com

2014 Vanenburg Meeting

The 9th Annual Vanenburg Meeting was held from July 10 - 13 at Jabłonna Palace in Warsaw, Poland. 



The theme this year was "Equality:  Theories and Realities”.  Speakers included Ryszard Legutko, Gabriele Kuby, John O'Sullivan, Kishore Jayabalan, and Roger Scruton.  A report of the meeting -- and some of the presentations -- shall appear in the Winter 2015 edition of The European Conservative.

After the conclusion of the Vanenburg Meeting, the CER also hosted a Summer School for students and young professionals, focusing on the theme "Equality and the Western Tradition".  More information here.

For additional information about the CER's activities, or to find out how to support our work, please write to:  vanenburg.society@gmail.com

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